Rockstar Games has claimed they love single-player ‘more than anything’, despite not making any more story content for GTA V.
As if it wasn’t obvious already, Rockstar has once again ruled out any chance of there being more single-player content for Grand Theft Auto V.
In an interview with Game Informer, Rockstar director of design Imran Sarwar said that, ‘We would love to do more single-player add-ons for games in the future. As a company we love single-player more than anything, and believe in it absolutely – for storytelling and a sense of immersion in a world, multiplayer games don’t rival single-player games.’
And yet he ruled out the chances for the once promised GTA V story expansions, due to three factors: spending a year making the current gen remasters, making new content for GTA Online, and the upcoming Red Redemption II.
‘The combination of these three factors means for this game, we did not feel single-player expansions were either possible or necessary, but we may well do them for future projects’, he said.
‘At Rockstar, we will always have bandwidth issues because we are perfectionists and to make huge complex games takes a lot of time and resources’, added Sarwar. ‘Not everything is always possible, but we still love single-player open-world games more than anything. I don’t think you could make a game like GTA V if you did not like single-player games and trying to expand their possibilities!
Elsewhere in the interview, Sarwar was asked when new content updates for GTA Online would end, to which he replied there was no ‘fixed end point in mind’.
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‘The rollout of updates may change a little in order to encourage players to try Red Dead Redemption II when it launches. It would be great to have players splitting time between two incredible worlds, but we shall see how things evolve’, he said.
There was, as you can imagine, no mention of GTA VI, which alone implies that it is some considerable way off yet.